Grandma's Song

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"Grandma's Song"
Single by Gail Davies
from the album I'll Be There
B-side "Mama's Gonna Give You Sweet Things"[1]
Released July 1981
Format 7" single
Recorded April 1980
Hollywood, CA, U.S.[1]
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Gail Davies
Producer(s) Gail Davies
Gail Davies singles chronology
"It's a Lovely, Lovely World"
(1981)
"Grandma's Song"
(1981)
"Round the Clock Lovin'"
(1982)

"Grandma's Song" is a song that was written and recorded by American country artist Gail Davies. The song was released as a single in July 1981 on Warner Bros. Records.

The song was written by Gail Davies as a tribute to her grandmother, Frances Marion Whitten. Davies features her grandmother's singing voice at the beginning of the track, singing part of "The Fox Hunting Song", a popular folk song.[2] "Grandma's Song" was recorded in April 1980 at the "Producer's Workshop" recording studio in Hollywood, California, United States. Davies produced the session herself and recorded the rest of her third studio album, I'll Be There, during this one session.[1]

"Grandma's Song" was released as a single via Warner Bros. Records in July 1981, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart later that year. The single became Davies' fourth Billboard top-ten hit and her third top-ten single from her album I'll Be There.[3] Additionally, the single peaked within the top-twenty on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart in 1981.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Canada Country Songs (RPM)[4] 17
US Hot Country Singles (Billboard[3] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies: Gail Davies". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gail Davies -- I'll Be There". Gail Davies. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. 
  4. ^ a b "Search results for "Gail Davies" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 29 May 2014.